In Ohio, a state-of-the-art aquaponics facility raises trout as animal feed for a partner zoo.

The table below provides a brief overview and highlights of SPP-type programs outside Washington. The table does not include several well-established corrections programs that developed independent of SPP, and are regarded as valuable allies in bringing nature and environmental education programs into corrections facilities.

OrganizationSustainability/environmental programs or interestLocation
SPP-Oregon: Oregon Department of Corrections, Institute for Applied Ecology, and othersPrograms in all adult and youth facilities: well established conservation, gardening, and reclaimed materials programsOregon, USA
Sustainable Jails Project, Multnomah County Sheriff’s OfficeWell established sustainable operations; nature imagery enhancementsOregon, USA
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and CorrectionWell established sustainability programs in all facilities, Roots of Success (environmental curriculum) established in most, partnerships with zoos and wildlife shelters to grow animal feed and care for hurt animalsOhio, USA
Maryland Green Prisons Initiative: Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional ServicesFood and flower gardens in multiple facilities, several pet programs, honeybee programsMaryland, USA
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s OfficeFarm, recycling, and bee classes, 50-100 acres cultivatedCalifornia, USA
The Sustainability Project, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s OfficeLandscape program in both jails, classroom and praticum, well established sustainable operations and resource savings, lawn conversionCalifornia, USA
Initiative to bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated (INSPIRE), University of UtahMonthly lecture series at prison, jails, and youth facilities, conservation programs, nature imagery program developmentUtah, USA
SPP-TasmaniaSustainable operations and education programsTasmania, AUSTRALIA
Ministry of Justice Estates ClusterPlans and programs protecting the property’s native flora and faunaENGLAND & WALES
Interstate InitiativesSustainability/environmental programs or interestStates
Sagebrush in Prisons ProjectInstitute for Applied EcologyConservation nurseries in 6 western states; thriving program in 20177; funding in question for 2018Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Montana
Nature Imagery in Prisons ProjectTherapeutic nature imagery (usually video) in maximum security and other corrections residences, and/or in classrooms and staff roomsAlaska, Nebraska, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Utah, and Washington
Astrobiology for the Incarcerated, NASA, SPP-WA, INSPIREAstrobiology lectures and workshopsUtah, Washington, Ohio
Institute for Human Animal Connection, University of DenverStudying impacts of pet programs in prisonsColorado, Washington
Significant/recent program developmentSustainability/environmental programs or interestLocation
Travis County CorrectionsDeveloping new programsTexas, USA
Sheriff’s office, Alachua CountyDeveloping new programsFlorida, USA
Bureau of Land Management, Institute for Applied EcologyDeveloping new programsNew Mexico, USA
Department of Geology Southern Illinois University CarbondaleDeveloping similar programsIllinois, USA
Fluvanna Correctional Center for WomenAdding gardens and greenhousesVirginia, USA
Secure Custody Instructor, North Fraser Pretrial CentreWorm composting, following WA Corrections, MCC modelBritish Columbia, CANADA
Department of Conservation & Natural ResourcesDeveloping an arboriculture programPennsylvania, USA
Freelance journalist & author, consultant at Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Ctr Interested in SPP programs in their areaDeveloping similar programs, enhancing existing programsShimane, JAPAN
Facility Management Services, CO DOC6 statewide reduction goals; want to initiate SPP model programsColorado, USA
This healing garden was designed and installed by incarcerated landscaping students in Santa Clara County. Screenshot from video by Jose Morales.